Tuesday, April 20, 2010

T2W5: Rubrics for Animation

For your information, this is the rubrics for your animation:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

T2W4: I&E Lesson on Problem Identification

This is the scenario so far...

The year is 2012 and SST has moved to its permanent site. As the school is surrounded by a lot of trees and vegetation, there are a lot of birds and insects flying around. This has caused a lot of problems for the school especially at the dining hall, the school field and any open spaces. The birds’ droppings are everywhere and this is not only unsightly but also unhygienic. The food in the dining hall also attracts the birds and insects and this has made the dining experience very unpleasant.

The school has decided to form an innovation team to come out with a solution to the problem. The team has decided to adopt the following steps in the problem solving process:

Step 1 - Identify underlying problems
Step 2 - Select an underlying problem
Step 3 – Produce solution ideas

Step 4 – Select criteria
Step 5 – Apply criteria
Step 6 – Develop an action plan

For today's lesson between 2:30 to 3:30 pm, you are tasked to complete Step 1 using the Wallwisher.com site here. Please take about 15 mins to identify and come out with as many possible problems as you can. For steps 2 and 3, you are encouraged to use a Mindmap tool, or/and any other relevant IDEATION tools, on ONE of your selected problems, that would enable you to put it up on your ADMT blog.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

T2W3+W4: Animation Programme - Creating YOUR Story

Based on the sessions conducted earlier, your group would have completed a simple basic animation clip on the 'Bouncing Ball'. Please do remember to upload this clip into your group ADMT blog (if you have one), OR in one of your team member's blog. Do remember to input the URL into the 'Comments' section of the previous post! I would also appreciate it if the other team members could also input some key learning points that they have obtained whilst coming out with the 'Bouncing Ball' animation.

For the next part of this programme, you would be looking at coming out with the most important component of your animation, i.e. YOUR STORY. Do remember Mr Joshua's key pointers during his presentation. Some things that you might want to take note of are:
  • Use the research information that you and your group have collated earlier in Term 1 to come out with some initial story ideas/seeds
  • Do be mindful of your 5W+1H's (Who, What, Where, When, Why, How). For eg, who is your target audience, what is the message that you want to deliver, when would be an appropriate time for your clip to be shown, why do you think your clip would be most effective, etc
  • The 4 key structures of a story, as mentioned in the last session on creating a story: 
    • PREMISE: (5W+1H, Protagonists, Antagonists, Goals)
    • CONFLICT: Goals, Opposing Attributes, the Antagonists (Others, Self, the surrounding Environment)
    • Crisis: Height of Conflict, Important Decision
    • Climax: Resolution of Conflict, Achievement of Goals
Your assignment: 
Each one of you would have to come out with 3 possible story ideas or seeds for your homework. Do get this done on a simple piece of paper/foolscap before the next lesson!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

T2W3: Animation Lessons - 'Bouncing Ball' clip

Please remember to include the link to your group's 'Bouncing Ball' animation clip in the 'Comments' section of this blog post. Do take the effort to take a look at other group's animation and comment, where relevant.